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it to capitalize on that robust stoo robust start, the white house issued its own report warning the economy will sink if the impasse isn't resolved. >> i think evidence like this is one reason why retailers are so concerned that congress has not yet extended the middle class tax cuts. >> house republicans have their own dueling public opinion events planned, if you will. the house gop leaders will meet with ceos on wednesday that are part of a group called the campaign to fix the debt founded by erskine bowles and allen simpson. this is a move, by the way, boehner is embracing it in a way he didn't a year and a half ago. bowles will be there in case voters forgot the plan that included $800 billion in new revenue, aka taxes, the amount boehner put on 0 the table last summer, less than the $1.6 trillion the president is calling for. both the white house and boehner face pressure from their own bases that will make compromise more difficult. it's unclear what the white house means when they say entitlement reform. jay carney made it clear what that phrase does not mean. when you say entitleme
, but it would also compromise our economy. >> and, quickly, there's a lot of speculation about what type of deal, what the deal will actually look like, talks perhaps coming to an agreement to have a mechanism in place that would have sizable deficit reduction and have sizable entitlement reform in 2013, a little bit now, a lot later. do you think it's possible in the lame duck to do a big deal or get a blueprint in place by january 1st? >> well, my best guess is, and it's just a guess, is that we have a blueprint and that we do make some changes. but that a commitment is made, not something as extreme as the sequester but a commitment is made for tax reform and other reforms that take place in 2013, but that we do enough to get us through the end of the year. i don't think it will be a completely kicking the can down the road because we can't because as my good friend from vermont says, you know, everybody's taxes will go up. i can't see that happen. i really can't. >> representative karen bass from l.a. laker land, thanks so much for waking up early for us. happy thanksgiving. >> thanks for ha
to look at things we can do to flatten the code, to grow the economy, why would you tell people they have to pay more, small businesses, individuals, before -- >> make them pay more by getting hatch the deductions. >> it makes it flatter and fairer and supports economic growth and stops picking winners and losers in some cases. we've been here in the '80s and put the revenue first. said, hey, we'll agree to the spending cuts that come down the road and most never materialized. we had the deficit reduction in graham rudman. >> we know the rates we had under clinton we had the best economy of the past 50 years. we can go back to those rates. >> i want to talk about both of your parties. brad woodhouse, one thing we have learned is when barack obama is on the ballot, there is a coalition that helps democrats win a lot of elections. when he's not on the ballot, the one time that he was head of the party but not on the ballot, the party got shellacked. >> we were facing 10% unemployment. we had this debate over health care. one of the things we learned in this are the lessons that candidates a
and invest in our economy. if they chose education over tax cuts for those at the top, they chose clean energy. so these are -- that's what this election was about. it makes a difference to actually run on something. >> let's talk about the inauguration, what's going to be obviously second term inaugurations are just smaller. they just are. that's just a fact. what's the attempt to make this second inaugural seem different? what will make it stand out? >> well, you know, the ro ses has just started. we're just three weeks from the election -- >> who is running? >> the same people that were involved last time will be involved this time. lots of discussions are taking place. it will be a smaller scale, but we're just about two months out. we have a lot of work it to do 0 but the president is very much looking forward to giving that speech. >> well, the construction is already apparent all over washington. stephanie cutter, nice to see you. >> nice to see you, chuck. >> we will be checking in again, thank you. >>> the real rawrangling is happening in the house. up next we'll talk to two me
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